Presentation on theme: "Dare to Do Right 1. Dare to do right! Dare to be true! You have a work that no other can do; Do it so bravely, so kindly, so well, Angels will hasten."— Presentation transcript:
1Dare to Do Right1. Dare to do right! Dare to be true! You have a work that no other can do; Do it so bravely, so kindly, so well, Angels will hasten the story to tell.Chorus Dare, dare, dare to do right; Dare, dare, dare to be true, Dare to be true, dare to be true.2. Dare to do right! Dare to be true! Other men’s failures can never save you. Stand by your conscience, your honor, your faith; Stand like a hero and battle till death.Words: George L. Taylor, b Music: Arr. by A. C. Smyth, 1840–1909Enrichment Activity #7
2Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego “Lesson 41: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,” Primary 6: Old Testament, (1996),180
3Name people you admire from the lessons we have had so far this year in Primary. I’ll write the names on the chalkboard.What do these people have in common?All of these people were valiant in their testimonies of Jesus Christ.
4In our lesson today, we are going to learn about three young men who had strong testimonies of the gospel and were valiant in living the gospel.Valiant
5Let’s practice saying… ShadrachMeshachAbednegoOur class will be divided into three groups and each group will be given one of these names.As we read the story of these three men, say the name of the person you have been assigned when I point to your group.Let’s practice this a few times before we begin the story!Enrichment Activity #1
6The king of Babylon made a gold idol The king of Babylon made a gold idol. He told the people to pray to the idol. They would be burned in a furnace if they did not pray to it.Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego would not pray to the idol. They prayed to God.
7Someone told the king. He was angry Someone told the king. He was angry. He sent for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.The king told them they would be burned in the furnace. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were not afraid. They knew God would save them.
8The king’s servants built a fire in the furnace The king’s servants built a fire in the furnace. They tied Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego with ropes.The servants threw them into the furnace. The fire was so hot the servants died.
9The king looked into the furnace. He saw four men walking in the fire. One of the men was an angel of God. God saved Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
10The king shouted to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego The king shouted to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He told them to come out of the furnace.The fire had not hurt them at all. It had not burned their hair or clothes. They did not smell like smoke.
11The king of Babylon made a law The king of Babylon made a law. The law said no one should say bad things about God. Only God could save men from fire.
12ValiantWhat words can you think of to describe someone who is valiant?I’ll write your suggestions on the board.How were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego valiant?Let’s leave these words on the board for later in the lesson.Enrichment Activity #2
13What did King Nebuchadnezzar create for everyone in his kingdom to worship? Let’s read Daniel 3:1This was a huge image. It was as high as fifteen men, each six feet (two meters) tall, standing on top of each other, and it was as wide as the height of one and a half of these men.
14What was to be the signal for everyone to fall down and worship this idol? Let’s read Daniel 3:4–5What was to happen to anyone who refused to do this?Let’s read Daniel 3:6
15Who did not fall down and worship the idol when the music played? Let’s read Daniel 3:12Why do you think Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to worship the idol?
16When Daniel refused to eat the king’s food, three other Israelites who also wanted to do what was right were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.They had been taken captive in Jerusalem, brought to Babylon, and trained to hold positions in the court.
17They had been taught the gospel, and they knew it was wrong to worship idols. What do the Ten Commandments teach us about not worshiping idols?Let’s read Exodus 20:3–5
18How did Nebuchadnezzar feel when he heard that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego would not worship his idol?Let’s read Daniel 3:13When Nebuchadnezzar said he would give them another chance to fall down and worship the image, how did the three young men answer him?Let’s read Daniel 3:16–18
19Although Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did not know for sure that God would protect them, why were they still able to do what they knew was right?Their testimonies were so strong and they were so valiant in their testimonies that they were willing to die rather than disobey God’s commandments.
20How can we develop such strong testimonies? You are already valiant in many ways and I know you can become even more valiant.
21Let’s discover how many valiant words can be made a part of your name. Write your name vertically down the center of the paper.For example, let’s use Shadrach’s name and see how many of the words in the valiant list have a letter that is also in his name.Strong Honest vAliant kinD tRue brAve Courageous faitHfulNow do your name!Enrichment Activity #3
22I encourage each of you to make these traits part of your life. Take your papers home and share the ideas on being valiant with your family.Enrichment Activity #3
23Why do you think the king ordered the furnace to be heated seven times hotter than usual and the soldiers to bind up the three men before they were cast into the fire?Let’s read Daniel 3:19–20What happened to the men who threw Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego into the furnace?Let’s read Daniel 3:22
24What did Nebuchadnezzar see when he looked into the furnace? Let’s read Daniel 3:24–25Why were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego able to walk out of the fire unharmed?Let’s read Daniel 3:28What did this prove to Nebuchadnezzar?Let’s read Daniel 3:29
25Although the Lord did protect Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego because they were valiant, why doesn’t he always protect righteous people?What would happen if all faithful people were protected from hardships?We all have trials and problems during our lives that teach us and help us grow.Choosing the right does not guarantee that we will always be protected, but it does guarantee us eternal blessings.
26How can we strengthen our testimonies of Jesus Christ and his gospel? Take turns choosing a wordstrip and read it to the class.How does that word or phrase relate to strengthening our testimonies?Enrichment Activity #4
27When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were in the fiery furnace, they were protected and not burned. When they walked out, their clothing and hair did not even smell of smoke or fire.Enrichment Activity #5
28The fire in the furnace could be compared to temptation. Imagine that we are the figures surrounded by fire.How can we help protect ourselves from temptation so it does not burn us or harm us in any way?Enrichment Activity #5
29We can be protected from temptation by learning the commandments of the Lord and being valiant in obeying them.Then, even if we are surrounded by temptations, we can resist them and be protected.Enrichment Activity #5
31It is important that we gain a strong testimony of each member of the Godhead and of their roles in our lives.Enrichment Activity #6
32I bear my testimony that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that his gospel is true. We should all have a desire to be valiant in doing what we know is right.I encourage each of you to do what you know is right even when it is hard or inconvenient.
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